Resumen

A menudo se supone que los datos demograficos para la población no blanca en Estados Unidos son de baja calidad. Los problemas se originan en la subenumeración y el subregistro y porque los individuos incluídos en el censo no siempre proporcionan una informacibn exacta. Este trabajo describe algunos de los principales errores que complican los datos para la poblaci6n no negra, e intenta medir el impacto que eetos erroree tienen en diversa8 tasas demográficas.

Summary

Demographic data for nonwhites in the United States are often assumed to be of low quality. Problems arise because of undercount and underregistration and because individuals included in the census do not always provide accurate information. This paper describes some of the major errors which confound data for nonwhites and attempts to measure the impact that these errors have for various demographic rates.

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